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Events | U-19 World Championship 2012 | American Samoa Profile | USA Football

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The International Federation of American Football Under-19 World Championship hosted by USA Football brings together eight teams of high school-age players representing four continents in a celebration of the sport through competition and cultural exchange. The eight-day tournament culminates in a gold-medal championship game. Scheduled for June 30 to July 7 at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas, the IFAF Under-19 World Championship features national teams from the American Samoa, Austria, Canada, France, Japan, Panama, Sweden and the United States in the only American football tournament of its kind. American Samoa makes its debut at the IFAF Under-19 World Championship as the sole Oceania representative. One of the smallest countries in IFAF, American Samoa has produced more NFL players per capita than any U.S. state, with 30 NFL players among its population of 55,519.American Samoa beat Australia, 93-7, in a torrential downpour to win the 2012 Oceania Bowl and qualify for a spot in Austin. Running back and offensive MVP Faafouina Sitagata carried 12 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns in the rout that saw three inches of rainfall throughout the game. Nathaniel Tuamohelo had 99 yards and a touchdown as American Samoa ran for 359 yards as a team. Elliot Peters had three catches, all for touchdowns, while Shalom Luani scored on a punt return, interception return, 2-point run and kicked an extra point. Visit for more information. About USA Football: USA Football, the sport's national governing body in the United States, hosts more than 100 football training events annually offering education for coaches, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competitions and provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football ( is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson. Like us on Facebook Page - Follow us on Twitter - Coach or Player? Get Better at USA Football. Learn more at -